Due to the curret COVID restrictions the English Schools Committee had to cancel the 2021 championships.
Instead, they promoted a Virtual English Schools Cross Country Championships for this year. In brief, it required athletes to run a 2k course for Juniors,
or 5k course for Inters and Seniors, at a venue that preferably already had a measured course where possible.
Measured Park Run courses were ideal for this but were not essential. Consequently courses run by athletes could have been in parks,
over school playing fields, in country fields, or perhaps on paved footpaths.
Runs were completed between 15th and 28th March 2021 so the weather would have been very variable.
Severn AC athlete Alex Rawlings completed for Gloucestershire and ended up finishing 2nd in his age category in a time of 15 minutes and 40 seconds.